Last week, I had the pleasure to participate in Variety-Detroit the Children’s Charity Table Tops Luncheon. You may remember in a recent post that I was inspired to create a table that would evoke the feel of Morocco, Mexico and the Caribbean — hot, spicy hues would transport guests to an exotic paradise!
And that it did, thanks in large part to my florist, Fleur Detroit of Birmingham, MI. The folks there created a spectacular arrangement of roses, birds of paradise and orchids, just to name a few of the exotic flowers. The scent from the roses was intoxicating! I was struck by the arrangement’s artful design—a variety of different perspectives greeted guests as they walked around the table and viewed the centerpiece.
My table’s “supporting cast” included bamboo chairs, which absolutely added to the tropical experience. Then there was the tablecloth fabric I chose — I wish you could have felt the smooth luxurious texture of Pindler’s brilliant sateena tangerine! Its heavy weight and sinuous drape combined to create perfection.
The table was dressed with water glasses from Terrain, wine glasses from Anthropologie and plates from Crate and Barrel. My border trim was from Kravet’s Diane von Furstenberg line. It framed the place setting radiantly.
The scents, the textures, and the colors whisked diners away to a tropical paradise — all for such a worthy cause … to help children in need! I sure enjoyed looking at all of the great tables that were designed by some 30 Michigan-area designers.
Did you attend the event? What did you think? And … what’s your favorite way to create a beautiful spring or summer tablescape?